Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:17 PM
kgrandia (478 posts)
Former 'super lobbyist' Jack Abramoff out front on new anti-corruption campaign
The time has come.
Today marks the launch of an interesting new bi-partisan campaign to get corporate money out of U.S. politics. Two new sites - Represent.Us and AntiCorruptionAct.org - contain lots of information about the effort, so I'll only scratch the surface in boiling down the elements of the American Anti-Corruption Act:
1) Stop the Bribery - ban lobbyists from donating to politicians or otherwise lavishing them with 'freebies' to influence decision-making.
2) End Secret Money - require full transparency and disclosure of donors who contribute to politicians via bundlers.
3) People Over PACs - impose strict limits on PACs, and give voters an annual $100 tax rebate to spend supporting the candidate or party of their choice.
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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:36 AM
Filibuster Harry (655 posts)
4. It is serious
This is serious and true. We, the co-sponsors, are trying to get people to sign up for this. The idea is to get 1 million or more names and bring this to congress. Yesterday started the process of bringing to congress not only the names but a commercial of sorts to show them that we the people are serious about this matter.